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Kinda plodding entry in the series These are meant to be page turners and it s frustrating when not enough happens to keep me turning the page Lumpen January in Balti can ONLY MEAN ONE THING THE ANNUAL mean one thing the annual to Edgar Allan Poe s final resting place by the Poe Toaster an anonymous person dressed in cape and scarf who eaves three roses and a half full bottle of cognac at the grave on Poe s birthday PI Tess Monaghan gets embroiled in the tradition when a mysterious man tries to hire her to follow and unmask the Toaster She declines the job but winds up investigating when 1 TWO Toasters show up and one is shot and 2 she receives a cryptic message along with roses and cognac giving her clues to the mysteryThis is a well crafted mystery with a Doctor Sleep littleiterary history thrown in I will admit that I am a Poe fan but I haven t studied much about the man or the Toaster tradition It was fun to Karma's A Sexy Bitch: Choose Your Own Erotic Fantasy Adventure learn aittle about these aspects through the novel But the key to any mystery is the strength of the plot Lippman gives us a number of Interesting Suspects Several Inter Related suspects several inter related twists and an opposing police detective to keep things interesting and act as a foil or counterpoint to our heroine Although I did think the plot got a Mythological Beasts Turned Me Gay: Three Book Collection: (Mythology Erotica) little too complicated and a few times I felt the story arcost focus What I really This All Encompassing Trip: Chasing Pearl Jam Around The World like about the series though is Tess Monaghan She s curious strong both mentally and physically tenacious cares about her relationships with friends and family and never relies on a man to get her out of a scrape In fact she partners with a couple of eually strong women in this outing And I reallyike the very realistic way in which her relationship with Crow is portrayed Learned about Poe than I ever wanted to and the book was dragggged out to Scouts long Good book though I just thought it could have been a bit shorter Not going toie this one so far is my east favorite of the series It just drags and it s pretty obvious who has to be the bad guy because we are only introduced to one person who could have done it Also for a book about Edgar Allen Poe this was boring I have to admit though I had no freaking clue the Balti Ravens were named for Poe s The Raven poem How did I not know that Interesting premise but it just "doesn t workIn a Strange City has Tess and Crow dealing with the renovation of the house they "t workIn a Strange City has Tess and Crow dealing with the renovation of the house they Tess has some downtime and gets asked about being hired to unmask the famed Visitor a man who goes to Edgar Allen Poe s grave and toasts him eaves flowers and a note every year that has become a Balti tradition Tess is outraged about anyone trying to unmask this person so she decides to go with Crow to. New York Times bestselling author Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan must put her PI skills to the ultimate test when she falls into the crosshairs of a psychopath who knows everything about herFor the past fifty years on the birth date of Edgar Allan Poe a person wearing a cloak has placed three roses and a half bottle of cognac on the writer’s gravesite PI Tess Monaghan has never witnessed the event But when John P Kennedy an eccentric antiues dealer asks her to uncover the identity.

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O pick up a book of his short stories very soon Well it was bound to happen This one was kinda meh to me Very well written but just sorta blah Maybe because it was too too Bawl hon Or maybe I need to go read some ong form non fiction for a bit uit eating the proverbial macaroni and cheese and chocolate ice cream every day Maybe a 25 because the writing is good the characterizations are mostly excellent the premise was interesting BUT I found the plot so transparent premise was interesting BUT I found the plot so transparent I guessed the whodunit uite early on and much of the whydunit As a result the ending was flat and not particularly inspiring The other plot element I didn t care for centered around the main character Tess Monaghan doing stupid things I realize that part of this is because Tess is a risk taker but she displayed such stupidity in some places for an otherwise smart woman that I felt it was about authorial convenience in advancing the plot than true characterization It s really a shame because I was excited by that premise a mystery centering around the Poe Toaster an anonymous man who for sixty years until 2010 eft roses and cognac on the grave of Edgar Allen Poe each January 19 Poe s birthday I will probably read something else by Ms Lippman because as I said the writing and characters were mostly well handled but I think maybe I The Complete Idiot's Guide to Detoxing Your Body ll try one of her stand alones rather than another from the the Tess Monaghan series soippman is very bookish at Silver in the Wood least that comes across strongly in each of her books the main character was an english major and there are often book titles and author s names dropped in each story in this instalmentippman fully embraces both the meta ness with edgar allan poe i think it would be hard to have a mystery series set in balti and not have poe factor in at some point i hope ippman had fun with this one i continue to enjoy how ippman consistently comes up with lippman had fun with this one i continue to enjoy how ippman consistently comes up with mysteries while developing her characters in engaging ways the pacing of the stories have all be very good a fact that keeps me reading this series uickly these books continue to be excellent escapist enjoyment This book found its way to my reading pile because of a book challenge I m participating in I have never heard of this series or the author before but I ooked forward to it because the genre is right up my alley Wouldn t say no to a good old mystery or a book talking about Edgar Allan PoeThe beginning was okay but felt ike the story dragged on My excitement turned into meh The mystery wasn t something surprising at allI ve seen some good comments on the other books in the series so maybe I something surprising at allI ve seen some good comments on the other books in the series so maybe I give them try This has been disappointing thoug. Soon discovers that John P Kennedy has vanished into thin air and much of what he told her was uestionable Then the identity of the shooting victim comes to ight and all clues seem to point to the possibility he was the target of a hate crime But Tess isn’t convinced What was his connection to the decades Essential Andhra Cookbook: With Hyderabadi and Telengana Specialities long Edgar Allan Poe tradition and to the killer When cryptic clues areeft at her home Tess realizes that someone is watching her every movesomeone who’s bent on killing agai. Make sure that the Visitor Is Left Alone Instead Two left alone Instead two meet at Poe s grave and one is shot to death With the police involved Tess decides to track down the man who originally tried to hire her She ends up running into the police and another private investigator on this oneTess is usually on her game but in this one she gets beaten up twice and not really able to ink things as well as she usually does well not until the end Tess and Crow seem to be solid but honestly I needed him in a corner out of the way he doesn t add much to this book We hear about Tess s parents but they are not in this one and her Uncle Spike has moved So we have some of the usual characters missing and it is feltThe writing is okay it just felt Eagle's Gate like Lippman kept trying tooop in Poe references and it doesn t really work When you see how Poe is involved I maybe rolled my eyes The flow was not good though the first part of the book really does drag I honestly didn t think things picked up of the book really does drag I honestly didn t think things picked up until we dealt with a second murder that happens At this point the book moves a bit faster and it feels as if Tess is rushing to just name the murderer alreadyThe ending was odd no other way to call it I just didn t see much of the point in this It doesn t help that the so called Poe Toaster stopped being a thing in Balti in 2010 It restarted again in 2016 though World War Z. La guerra mondiale degli zombi lost it s flair for the unknown when the Maryland Historical Society picked someone to be the new toaster I have read a two Laura Lippmann stand alones before but never anything from her Tess Monaghan series until now In a Strange City is no 6 in the seuence and while there were obvious references to the previous books they didn t impede the story or the introduction of the characters at all IMO Back in my early adultife when I only read a handful of books a year these kinds of mystery series were the bulk of what I did read Sara Paretsky Sue Grafton Elizabeth George Patricia Cornwall etc I ve changed a ot as a reader since then but overall I found In a Strange City to be both predicable and satisfying The real plus for me was the setting of Balti and its history since the mystery involves the yearly ritual of the Visitor to Edgar Allen Poe s grave which was real ife occurrence up to 2010 Lippman has been getting better with each book but the story Who Is Muhammad Ali? lines are also getting darker Tess is noonger the happy go Don't Worry, Eat Cake: A Coloring Book to Help You Feel a Little Bit Better about Everything lucky PI she started out as and she s a better character for itThis book actually taught me aittle bit about Edgar Allan Poe and that can never be a bad thing I m interested in his stories than I have been since my friend Amy introduced me to him in the 6th grade I may have Of the caped visitor who he believes has duped him with the sale of an inauthentic antiue Tess decides to hold vigil on the night the cloaked stranger is expected to make an appearance But the custom takes on a bizarre fatal twist when two cloaked figures arrive The imitator eaves his tribute and then makes his escapeafter shooting the first visitor Warning bells tell Tess to steer clear of this case But when roses and cognac appear on her doorstep Tess’s curiosity is piued She. ,